Bible Versions Warning

As many know, there are various versions of the English Bible available to use. With these versions the translation and meaning of the original words change and start to loose meaning. The same goes with the Tamil Bible which is starting to be translated into various versions.
 
I would like to say, that I am not against anyone using different versions to read from, however I am writing this as an expression in what is in my heart to say.
 
God’s Words from the original Bible and the True meanings of each word is fading away in the newer versions. In many of the new translations many Words/Verses written by the Holy Spirit have been omitted. 
 
Various times in the Bible, God commands us not to add or remove any of his Words from the Bible. In Deuteronomy it says,
“You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.” Deuteronomy 4:2


And in Proverbs,
“Do not add to His words, Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.” Proverbs 30:6


Each Word in the Bible is given through the Holy Spirit and each has purpose and significance. We have no authority to add or change anything!
 
In the Book of Timothy it is written,
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17


In Isaiah it says,
“Search from the book of the Lord, and read: Not one of these shall fail; Not one shall lack her mate. For My mouth has commanded it, and His Spirit has gathered them. Isaiah 34:16


We need to search and match the Verses to get a greater understanding of what is written, as all the verses are connected and have purpose and significance of being there.
 
Various new versions of the Bible have been translated for production purposes, and changed in meaning to make it ‘easily understood.’ As well as different groups creating different versions of the Bible to suit their particular beliefs and needs, these are widely available because of business. Using these versions should only be for personal reference as the original text needs to be read as they have True meaning in the Words that was written by the Holy Spirit.
 
Examples of Words being changed in Tamil:

Examples of Words being changed in English:
Worship changed to knelt
Sin changed to guilt
 
Below are some files to download and read through to gain a better understanding of the Words/Verses that have been removed and changed from the Bible in the newer translations.

 
Click Here to Download the Documents


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Warning: Christianity and Yoga Do Not Mix!

by Jason Carlson and Ron Carlson

“Yoga purists are bent out of shape”. This was the headline of a recent article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper.The article explained that traditional Yoga “experts contend that Hindu religious elements are being profaned by fad versions of the ancient practice.”

So, what are these “fad versions” of yoga that are upsetting the Hindu yogis? The article cites as an example the “millions of Americans… practicing yoga to improve flexibility, strengthen muscles and relieve stress.” These 16.5 million American yoga enthusiasts “spend nearly $3 billion annually on classes and products”.

The problem with this, according to the Hindu yogis quoted in the article, is that yoga was never designed to be an exercise, yet alone an exercise “fad”. Rather, yoga is an ancient Hindu religious practice, intended to unite a person’s soul with the impersonal, universal force Hindus call “god”. The Hindu Sanskrit word “yoga” literally means to be yoked or joined in union. And the goal of every Hindu yogi is to use the religious practice of yoga to lose their personality and individuality and to become one with the monistic-pantheistic spiritual force of Hinduism. This is done through Hatha Yoga (the physical disciplines), where one seeks to call up what Hindus say is the Kundalini or spiritual force described as a “coiled white serpent of light” to aid them in their transcendence to impersonal spiritual monism. There should be no doubt about it; yoga is a 2,000 year old Hindu religious practice designed for very specific spiritual and occult purposes.

This Star Tribune article should be a wake-up call to the thousands, if not millions, of Christians who are regularly practicing yoga. And it should be a wake-up call to the hundreds, if not thousands, of Christian churches that have embraced yoga as a regular part of their weekly worship. Too many Christians have erroneously strayed into participating in various forms of this Hindu religious practice. The common claim is that they’re only doing yoga “for its exercise benefits”; or for those aware of its Hindu religious origins, that their yoga meditation is “directed towards Jesus Christ and not the gods of Hinduism”. The fact of the matter is this, God strictly forbids his people from dabbling in the false religious activities of the world.

As you read through Scripture, you will not find one example of God tolerating His people’s participation in pagan religious activities. Rather, over and over again God explicitly condemns this. So, why should we think that just because yoga has some exercise benefits, that God’s standards have now changed? Why should we think that a pagan religious practice, even one that may work, is suddenly acceptable in God’s eyes? Think about it, there are a lot of pagan religious practices that work (witchcraft, sorcery, spiritism, ouija boards, etc.), but we don’t recommend that our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ participate in them. So, why should yoga be any different?

Christians who have mistakenly gotten involved in the practice of yoga need to stop now; there is no excuse for staying involved in a pagan religious activity. And Christian churches that have embraced yoga as a regular part of their worship need to put an end to this and repent; God will not tolerate His people’s participation in pagan religious practices. God calls His people to be set-apart, to be salt and light to the world. How are we being faithful to this calling if we are participating in the rituals of pagan religions?

Minneapolis Star Tribune “Faith & Values” July 30, 2005, p. B5

 


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